Dear Hastings Families,
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the terror attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. This horrific event that caused so much devastation brought us together as a nation. For some of us, the memories are still crystal clear, and will haunt us forever.
As a District, we will continue to commemorate this event even though most of our children were not students at the time. This event left a permanent mark on our society. During today’s Board of Education Work Session, scheduled for 1:00 p.m., we will observe a moment of silence in honor of those who perished, and the heroic first responders who risked their lives for others.
The tragic events of 9/11 made us stronger and united us. We should never forget the importance of valuing and upholding the dignity and humanity of all people.
Valerie Henning-Piedmonte, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools